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Songs for Labor Day: Union tunes & working man blues

The labor movement and the song book are intertwined; folk singers, country pickers, punks and popular balladeers have hailed the American worker, and chronicled the trials of earning a paycheck. Here are our picks for the best songs about work, for your Labor Day listening. "If Woody Guthrie were alive today, he'd have a lot to write about...." (with videos)... Read more»

ASU researcher applauds new FDA rule on antibacterial soaps

ASU researcher Rolf Halden has been warning the Food and Drug Administration of the dangers of ingredients found in antibacterial soaps for more than a decade. His research focuses on how man-made pollutants found in personal care products seep into our natural resources and eventually, our bodies.... Read more»

Report: Nonunion workers lose pay as labor unions lose clout

The steady decline in union membership has had a ripple effect on wages of nonunion workers, costing them a potential $14 to $52 a week in pay, according to a report released this week.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump's Phoenix immigration speech

In Donald Trump’s anticipated speech on illegal immigration, he said “the facts aren’t known because the media won’t report on them.” But the Republican presidential nominee was wrong about the facts in several instances.... Read more»

Tucson sting grounds smuggling of drone tech to Pakistani military

An undercover operation by Homeland Security agents thwarted a Pakistani man's attempt to buy gyroscopes and other electronics from a Tucson-based company and export them under falsified documents to Pakistan for use in that country's military drone program. ... Read more»

Some Hispanic Trump backers pull support after Phoenix speech

Some Hispanic backers of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pulled their support after he stood by his hardline immigration stance and said anyone in the United States illegally would be subject to deportation if he were president. ... Read more»

'No amnesty' - Trump doubles down in Phx immigration speech

Donald Trump shut the door Wednesday on the possibility that he was softening his rhetoric on immigration, laying out a plan built on detention and deportation, while new limits on legal immigration would include an "extreme vetting process" with "ideological certifications."... Read more»1

Trump to meet Mexican president before Phoenix rally

Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto both announced on Twitter that Trump has accepted an invitation to visit Mexico just hours before a speech on immigration in Phoenix. ... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s plan on immigration

As he explains his plan on illegal immigration, Trump gets several facts wrong. ... Read more»

After primary, challenger to McSally will face steep fundraising climb

Whatever the final tally in Tuesday’s CD2 primary, there’s one other number that the Democratic challenger — either Matt Heinz or Victoria Steele— will need to worry about: $2,063,033.42. That’s how much campaign cash incumbent U.S. Rep. Martha McSally had in the bank.... Read more»

Fackchecking Kelli Ward's claim about McCain’s life expectancy

Sen. John McCain’s primary opponent, Kelli Ward, implied that if reelected, McCain may not live long enough to fulfill another six-year term. ... Read more»

Poll: Clinton vs. Trump a toss-up in Arizona

A poll released Monday showed that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are essentially tied in Arizona, with the Democrat up a single point over the Republican in the traditionally GOP-leaning state.... Read more»

FBI detects breaches of Arizona, Illinois state voting systems

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Arizona and Illinois voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the November presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe. ... Read more»

Open U.S. House seats draw Az hopefuls – and millions in funds – before primary

Republican congressional hopefuls in Arizona’s 1st District have raised more than $3.3 million ahead of Tuesday’s primary, already surpassing the $2.4 million that GOP candidates in the district raised for all of 2014.... Read more»

McCain, Ward spending on Senate primary rivaled by outside groups

U.S. Sen. John McCain has spent $6.2 million on his re-election bid and his lead challenger, Kelli Ward, has spent about $1.3 million as they prepare to square off in Tuesday’s GOP primary. But the spending by the two campaigns has almost been matched by independent political action committees, which have spent almost $7.4 million.... Read more»

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